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Winthrop University

Library Services Quick Guide

Brief guide to basic library services

Request and Pick Up Library Materials

Instructions to Request and Pick Up Library materials

Winthrop University students and employees can check out books by placing requests through our library system and picking items up during our open hours. Requests will be processed once per day; items will be held at the Information Commons desk for 7 days. An email notification will be sent when the materials are available for pick up. Materials can be picked up at the Information Commons desk during the Library’s operating hours. Please be sure to bring your ID card.

 

1. Use the OneSearch box in the center of the library homepage to search for the item you'd like to request.

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2. Sign in to your OneSearch account by clicking on the "SIgn in" link at the top right of the page.

  • For WU users, your log-in will be the same as your WU email account.
  • Non-WU users should contact the Circulation or Reference desk for sign-in assistance.

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3. Limit search results to items from the Dacus Library Catalog.

  • For purposes of requesting library materials, use the arrow to select “Dacus Library Catalog.”
  • Then click on the green search icon.

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4. You can use the options on the left side of the screen to further refine results.

  • Two options will be especially useful for this type of request:
    Availability ► Held by Library
    AND
    Location ► (choose any collection located at Dacus Library that can be checked out)

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5. Select an item from the results list, then click the "Request" link:

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6. Complete the form and click “Send Request.”

  • If your request is successful, you will see a message that says, "Your request was successfully placed."
  • You can view your library account information, such as your current loans and requests, by clicking on your name in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

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7. Once you are notified by email that your request has been filled, come to the library to pick up your materials at the Information Commons Desk.